It’s trade deadline season already? It feels like the season just started. Well, sometimes one’s feels are the correct feels, and sometimes one’s feels are the type of feels that have you on a first date snorting through tears that your daddy never hugged you. Today, I’m having the right feels. This feels weird. The season just started and teams are buyers and sellers. This is all so nuts. We will never see another season like this in our lifetime (barring a strike, then we might see this in 18 months). Never again will the league sit out for Covid. Even if there’s an outbreak next year with no vaccine, teams will just go into bubble mode in March. This past year happened because people didn’t know what they didn’t know. The ‘what we know now stuff’ is the Mariners sent Taijuan Walker to the Buffalo Bleu Jays. A better team is a greater than symbol, but ballpark A doesn’t equal ballpark B. This isn’t a great move for Walker to Buffalo’s Wild Winds, but there’s only about six starts left for pitchers, so Streamonator. I do think Taijuan Walker has become a fascinating name for 2021. His 8.3 K/9, 2.7 BB/9 are back up to where he was pre-Tommy John (surgery, not underwear), and back then he was a 3.50-ish ERA pitcher. That was in an easier league, but also a bad park. He becomes a free agent this offseason, so we’ll see where he is pitching next year, but I’m way more interested in him now vs. later. Yum, those candies were good! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Walker Buehler – Hit the IL with a blister. Things are not so dynamite for Walker as Buehler will be truant for a couple starts thanks to a blister he got walking up Rich Hill. Seriously, tho, Buehler has a blister like I have a cherry-red Lamborghini. I don’t even have cherry-red cherries. We’re not officially at the trade deadline, and the Dodgers have already wrapped up a playoff spot. There’s no way they’re going to push Walker, tennis balls on his heels or not. Oh, and grab Tony Gonsolin; he’s starting on Sunday. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because he’s here now. Also, to see that Buy column right now, join our Patreon. It’s free, plus five dollars. You also get a weekly podcast I do with Donkey Teeth and comedian, Billy Hurley.

Clayton Kershaw – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.80. On a similar note to Buehler, don’t be surprised if Kershaw mysteriously needs a 10-day IL stint in September.

A.J. Pollock – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. He calls the Rawlings baseball, a Cowlings. Why? You’ll have to ask Arenthal James Pollock.

Gavin Lux – 0-for-3 as he played the 2nd game of the doubleheader. Yes! It was all worth it! An oh for three! Woohoo! Okay, so it wasn’t the greatest of outcomes, and he was sent back to the taxi squad, but we know the Dodgers are at least aware of him, so he should be back soon.

Matt Manning – Shutdown for the season with a forearm strain. That sucks. Was thinking he could’ve been better than Mize this year. Now, I’m not sure he ever catches him. This year really stuck it to the Manning.

Brett Phillips – Traded to the Rays for Lucius Fox. Wow, this Brett Phillips must be good to get traded for Lucius Fox right after a Batman movie trailer drops. Narrator: Brett Phillips was not in fact good.

Sam Haggerty – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th steal in, like, one game. Okay, no, but it has been in one week. Haggerty will be in this afternoon’s Buy co9lumn, but you don’t have to wait for that if you need steals.

Shed Long Jr. – 2-for-6, 1 run, 2 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (4) on both sides of the DH. ‘Member when he was a preseason favorite of everyone’s to break out. Turned out that Shed took them out to himself.

Jose Marmolejos – 3-for-7, 6 RBIs and two homers (2, 3), hitting .167. If I were him, I’d just go with one name, Marmolejose. Marmolejose replaced the injured Evan White, and might see some time-olejos.

Dinelson Lamet – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.35. If he could’ve just held back from throwing one meatball to Marmaduke Marmolejos, mamma mia, you mamaluke! I really needed Lamet to pitch a gem. Put down everything you’re doing, and think with me for a moment. Why can’t I have unadulterated wonderful? Am I living an O. Henry story where I received handsomeness but was refused luck? Give me the answers!

Craig Stammen – 0 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 7.90. The good news if you own him is:  he was called on for the save. The bad news is:  how long do you have?

Garrett Richards – 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.17. I started Lamet, Stammen and Richards in one league. Couldn’t the Padres’ games be postponed?

Manny Machado – 4-for-7, 4 runs, 5 RBIs and three homers (9, 10, 11). We should’ve seen this year coming from Machado. He’s always great for 60 games a year. We’ve trimmed the 102 games of fat!

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-7, 2 runs and his 13th homer. FTJ! Fun the Jewels! Was on Craig Mish’s TV show yesterday (think it airs today), and he asked me if FTJ was a top 3 player in 2021, and I hesitated, but he is kinda, isn’t he?

Wil Myers – 1-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer. I’m heading back to February to draft only Padres hitters. Anyone need anything? Don’t say flour, I can’t carry that shizz.

Nick Castellanos – 4-for-7, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer. The Greek God of Hard Contact hit that one like the pillow after a souvlaki plate.

Jesse Winker – 5-for-7, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and 7th and 8th homer, hitting .333. For the 1st game of the DH, he was moved up to the three-hole spot, and I shouldn’t have to say moved up. That should be his regular hole. Hey, who called a hole, a Winker?!

Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.94. My boy Sonny Gray takes after his old man (except for the “does nothing whatsoever athletic” part)!

Keone Kela – Hit the IL with Colin Moran. That’s not to say Kela’s suffering from “Colin Moran.” Actually, I own Moran and he is insufferable.

Ke’Bryan Hayes – With Moran out, the Pirates passed over Hayes to bring up Will Craig. The Pirates need to have the league intervene and take over that franchise. The Pirates are actively trying to lose. It’s pathetic. As for Will Craig, he looks like he could hit for some pop and maybe a .220 average if he gets lucky.

Cody Ponce – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.00. Cardinals must’ve been so confused they were facing a Ponce, they forgot to. Looking at Cody’s minor league numbers, I’d say his good start is a dead cat Ponce.

Johan Oviedo – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.60. I streamed him because:  Pirates. It could’ve been better, it could’ve been worse.

Andrew Miller – Hit the IL with shoulder fatigue. Every pitcher is coming down with this, huh? It shouldn’t come as a surprise, 2020: Everyone Is Fatigued.

Yadier Molina – 2-for-6 and his 1st homer. Gotta love that Yadier has decided to play every inning of every game this year. Call him Covid Ripken Jr.

Kwang-Hyun Kim – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.08. …the NL Cy Young is…Kim! *TV shuts off* “The BBWAA awards are gonna be without me.” That’s Eminem.

Jose Iglesias – Was activated from the IL, but the Orioles/Rays game was postponed with countless others, including the Mets. Speaking of which, Rob Manfred’s days as a national embarassment is back to zero. Mets’ GM, Brodie Jenner Winkle was heard saying on a hot mic that Rob Manfred wanted the Mets to go out to the field, then back in the clubhouse, then come out an hour later, and Brodie was like that stunt is nuts. Then later Brodie backtracked and said it was owner, Wilpon who suggested it, and not Manfred. Right, sure, and Jose Iglesias is a .400 hitter. You got it. The Mets are about to be sold in four days, so Brodie weighed his options and protected Manfred, since he’ll be around longer than Wilpon. Also, Manfred has completely lost control of the league. A strong commissioner would’ve just said all teams will be off Thursday, and return for Jackie Robinson Day on Friday. Everyone together. Instead, you have some teams sitting, some playing, it’s a giant muddled message. By the way, MLB: Where Hot Mics Come Home To Roost.

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hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 year ago

“Couldn’t the Padres’ games be postponed?”

Summed up my day

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

I am thinking about trading Jo Adell. what names would be considered fair to ask for in return for him?

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Drop Brantley for Clint frazier will myers, peralta or Hilliard

Thanks!

Drew
Drew
1 year ago

Would you move D. Carlson for his Bohm? 16-team ops where we keep 6 MiLB. My minor league roster is J. Rodriguez, M. Luciano, C. Carroll, Hoerner, Kiriloff, and D. Carlson.

Thanks!

Shawn
Shawn
1 year ago

With Judge back to the IL for a long while, is Frazier a must pickup? He is batting second today (who knows how long that’ll last but still) what do ya think?

Jr
Jr
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Piggy backing on the Frazier question, drop verdugo for Frazier?

Jaco
Jaco
1 year ago

Hello Grey, I hope all is well today

I’m pretty sure this is a no-go…but wanted to get ur opinion cus my bats are pretty weak outside of Manny going HAM the last two weeks—

I got offered teoscar for my Lamet

Yahoo 12 team 5×5 roto

C – Contreras
1 – Olson
2 – Schoop
3 – Machado
SS – Baez
OF – Ozuna, Myers, Grisham
UT – Eugenio, Renato
B – Berti
IL – Madrigal

SP – Giolito, Castillo, Lamet, Paddack, Gallen, Bassitt
RP – Jansen, Hand, Sulser, Staumont, Karinchak, Devin Williams
IL – Pomeranz

Notable waiver SPs to potentially replace Lamet are Weaver, Canning, Stroman, Houser

Thanks Grey have a good one!

—Jaco

Jaco
Jaco
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Say no more fam! Los trigger has been pulled.

Now, can you help me reconfigure the log jam? I really just want one bench bat and need to activate Madrigal. Who are my two bat drops?

Thanks again!

Jaco
Jaco
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Who are those guys?

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Jaco
1 year ago

That’s tough. I don’t think your offense necessarily needs TH. Losing Lamet would hurt more

Jaco
Jaco
Reply to  JKJ
1 year ago

I initially had the same thought. But I’m 1st in Ks and Saves, 2nd In ERA and WHIP and that’s with a really mediocre Castillo and Paddack to date. With some positive regression from those two and the pretty decent options on the wire if I need them I think I’ll be alright. I believe in Lamet but if anything he will be regressing. Can’t throw 4 no hit innings every start.

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Jaco
1 year ago

I feel ya, but I’m a big fan of Lamet. WHIP and K maestro. If he could walk less he’d be a true fantasy ace.

I wouldn’t tell you it’s a bad idea to get TH, though. I’m just saying I think you’ll miss Lamet more than you’ll be happy you got TH.

Russ
Russ
1 year ago

Hey Grey, Roto 6×6. Would you drop Lux and just go with Hilliard?

JR
JR
1 year ago

Apologies for the long question!

I play in a 10 team dynasty league that has been going for 10+ years now. This year was a rebuilding year for my team and next year might be a continuation of that. I currently have Charlies Blackmon, who can only be kept through the end of next year, so that with his age has really killed his trade value. I’ve been getting a little bit of interest in him from one or two contenders though. The best so far that i’ve gotten is Luis Severino and a small piece (Oneil Cruz is who he is offering) for my blackmon. Is that something worth considering?

My roster in this league is:
1B Goldy
2B Altuve
3B Machado
SS Baez
OF Blackmon, Reyes, Tucker
UTIL Dozier
BN Bohm, Rodgers, Wander Franco, Rutschman, Brujan

SP Gray, Lamet, Weaver, Marquez, EdRod, Mize, Howard, McKenzie and some other filler SP guyes.

Given my team, should I just roll out blackmon until he goes to the draft? Or take a gamble on Severino?

Jr
Jr
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I didn’t think so. Since it’s a 3 outfielder league, nobody really needs him or will give up much since he has to go to the draft after next year and he’s 34. So this is the best offer I’ve gotten for him in over a year. Since I’m not competing this year and probably not next year, hoping to move on to something that will help me long term.

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
1 year ago

I have one open slot. Debating whether to add Taijuan, Gausman (in case he goes to a contender), or Hirano (who may soon be closer). Also willing to open another slot by dropping Brantley, whom I had drafted for the average, but um, someone forgot to tell him that. Who is/are your adds?

Also, random but, would you trade either Suarez or Chapman for Pablo Lopez?

I’ll shut up now. Have a great weekend!

12-team, 10-cat, roto redraft
C – Smith; 1B – Grande Dolor; 2B – Flores; 3B – Suarez ; SS – Trea; OF – Dozier, Grisham; Winker; Util – Voit; Bench – Ohtani, Brantley, Chapman (dtd); DL – Albies, Judge, Moore

SP – Clevinger, Gray, Maeda, Hendricks, Justus, Sixto
RP – Pressley, Romano, Pagan
DL – Verlander

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah. Precisely re: Suárez. He had not been hitting the ball hard, which made me wonder about the shoulder. But like last year he’s gone from slump to bombs (3 in the past week, but still not hitting for average).

I just don’t know what to make of Chapman, who hits the ball hard, in the air, with the barrel (yay) but is more pull happy and striking out much more. Probably that he’ll maintain a .240ish average (boo) but hit 5-7 more HRs ROS.

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Joe Beísbol
1 year ago

If the ball is in the air, then pull-happy isn’t a bad thing. Especially if they’re hard-hit into the air and pulled. That’s a recipe for HRs right there.

I think you can afford to lose Suarez. Really like what Pablo is doing these days.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Spent the morning practicing saying Marmelejose so I could tell my wife your amusing anecdote!

Lct
Lct
1 year ago

What you think in dynasty forever of giving up my lindor for kelenic, burnes, brennan davis, dom smith and kameron misner?

3mango
3mango
1 year ago

Hey Grey!
Keep 2:
Hilliard, Rodgers, Hampson
Understand Black is INSANE and makes no sense, but need power (and playing time)

Angel’s After Hours
Angel’s After Hours
1 year ago

Hello Grey & friends. Today would you pick Shoop or Cronnworth as a MI in a RCL and would you consider either for remainder of the season?
Thank you for all that you do!

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Angel’s After Hours
1 year ago

Cronenworth. Would take either ROS. I don’t trust Schoop but he’s proving me wrong and I just need to buy in I guess.

pizza5788
1 year ago

Drop Houser for Justus Sheffield ?

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Who would you rather own for the ROS, Sam Hilliard or Gavin Lux?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 year ago

Hey to the heyskis,

I still don’t have many questions in this whacko season, but I wanted to know if there’s an appropriate term in the glossary for an overrated player in your IL spot who you really do NOT want to come off the IL. (I am looking at you, Kris Bryant, and the great “value” I got for you falling to me in the draft.)

Lurves!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Right? “Just stay down, bro. You will make things worse. Stay the F#[email protected] down.”

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Winker or Bohm, ROS 5×5 non-keeper?

Dude at Dude's
Dude at Dude's
1 year ago

In a vacumm for a keeper league. which side?

Micheal Kopech and MacKenzie Gore or Lamet?

Dude at Dude's
Dude at Dude's
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

This year and beyond I suppose since its a keeper league. I guess what would you prefer moving forward?

Thanks for always responding by the way!

Dude at Dude's
Dude at Dude's
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks tough call means fair to me, thanks again!

leon
leon
1 year ago

Some advice: 2021 16 man 6×6 holds/walks dynasty.

My pitching staff is: Paddack, Montas, Maeda, Houser, Stroman, German.

HItters: Dom smith, Biggio, diaz, lindor, rodgers, moncada, grisham, lourdes gurriel, teoscar, Luis robert, Soler, Will smith(catcher), andujar and victor reyes.

What do you think is lacking. Worried about pitching, but not sure. Any type of move you would like with a team like this?

leon
leon
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oh man, i thought there was nothing to worry about in my hitting. Problem is if i move a hitter for an arm, it seems like hitting would become a problem. tough one! not the answer i was expecting.

thanks.

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  leon
1 year ago

You’ve got plenty of pop, but average is lacking. Speed isn’t too bad.

For pitching, I’m not giving up on Paddack yet, love Maeda, dig Montas, but he needs to get more Ks to really move up. Could pass on the other three entirely.

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Happy Friday!

1) Who do you like more for a 2nd bench bat? Schoop or Christian Walker… is it close?

2) I have Sixto, Luke Weaver, and Adrian Houser… how do you rank them ROS?

3) Jordan Montgomery and Kevin Gausman are FA… do you add them for any of the pitchers in question 2?

4) Do you think Cisnero is closer? or situation worth avoiding in DET?

Thank you!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hey thanks!

I own Moreland and Grichuk.

How do you rank them with both Schoop and Walker?

Thank you!

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You don’t like Moreland? Cuzza the platoon?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
1 year ago

Hi Grey, happy Friday. Do you like Hagerty or Hilliard?

Ben
Ben
1 year ago

What do you predict in the Grey crystal ball for Castellanos next year?

He’s never hit 30 HR or .300 and only reached 90 runs or 90 RBIs once, in separate seasons. Someone in my league is trying to sell him high, but with his production history I’m a bit concerned. What do you see? Thanks!

Lincecuminmypants
Lincecuminmypants
1 year ago

I have a need. A need for speed.

Tapia
Long
Haggerty
Lopes
Quinn
Tauchman
Goodrum
Reyes
Hampson
Margot

Who’s the best add here overall?

Thanks!

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Lincecuminmypants
1 year ago

Agreed with Grey. I want it to be Hampson, but he’s just – insanely, I might add – not an everyday guy right now.

Lincecuminmypants
Lincecuminmypants
Reply to  JKJ
1 year ago

Thanks, fellas!

waffles
waffles
1 year ago

good write up grey! are you trusting Heaney tonight against SEA? need to keep up with the pitching counting stats

herrlibomber
herrlibomber
1 year ago

Streaming any of these guys today?

Matz v NYY
R Lopez v KC
Mahle v Cubs

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
1 year ago

12 team, 5×5

Kyle Lewis for Brantley & Taylor Rogers?

Coolwhip
1 year ago

“We should’ve seen this year coming from Machado.” *ahem*

“We” did. cus I did. And I talked a lot about it. ;-) So I got you covered.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Seems like I keep asking the same question, but the matchups keep changing so…

Bassitt @HOU
or
Minor vs LAD

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

Neither? But definitely not Minor

Tyler
Tyler
1 year ago

Grey! I have so many guys that are injured and hopefully coming back. Stanton, Albies, Madrigal and Dylan Moore.
Moore worth dropping for Hagerty? I liked Moore’s steal ability before he tweaked his wrist but who knows when dude actually comes back. Haggerty legit or just a Schmotato? Dude, just realized that ma boy JID is on the new Amiñe album!? Track 4 man.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Tyler
1 year ago

Haggerty is somewhat legit. He’s got speed and showed some improved batting approach at the alternate site which is why they called him up, Manager is in love with him at the moment so he’ll play. With only 30 gmaes left he could be solid down stretch.

If he’s legit for 2 weeks thats halfway home.

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Tyler
1 year ago

I’m buying Haggerty for now. Why not play a hot guy who is stealing all the bags with only a month left in the season?

Am I looking at Haggerty next year? Probably not. I’d drop Moore or Madrigal for him at this point.

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Please pick 2 best streamers?
Urias home vs Ariz
Canning home vs Sea
Javier home vs Tex
Houser home vs Det

Big Ticket
Big Ticket
1 year ago

Would you stream Mahle tonight vs. StL? Not desperate for IP, but also concerned that I get to end of the season and can’t get enough IP in the last week.

sonova.........
sonova.........
1 year ago

thanks for jinxing Kershaw…. motherfather

Linda from Bob's Burgers
Linda from Bob's Burgers
1 year ago

HI Grey! In a points league that gives 3pts for innings pitched, 2 for holds, 5 for saves, -3 for blown saves, 5 for a win, -5 for a loss (and all the typical points for hits, walks, etc.) would you drop Hudson for either Tanner Rainey, Tyler Duffey or Blake Treinen? If Hudson starts sharing closing duties with Doolittle will he start getting holds? Or go the SP route and pick up someone like Ian Anderson, Pineda or even stash M. Gore (when is he coming up?!?) We have 9 pitching spots which can be used for either SP or RP but you can only have 12 starts per week. Currently have 9 SPs (10 with Alcantara hopefully coming back soon) and Hudson and Jonathan Herndandez. Would you make any moves or sit tight and drop someone when Alcantara comes back?

Linda from Bob's Burgers
Linda from Bob's Burgers
Reply to  Linda from Bob's Burgers
1 year ago

redraft league if that matters :)

Splendid Splinter
Splendid Splinter
1 year ago

I am in a 16 team mixed League where you can keep 13 players each year. It is a head to head league with 18 categories. I need some speed. Would you trade Bregman and Laureano for Jose Ramirez and Kyle Tucker? Also JD Davis for Jake Cronenworth. I am in contention this year but also am looking long term. Thanks.

Fred
Fred
1 year ago

Pick up Cesar Hernandez and drop Hanser Alberto, or not worth it?

Joe Shmoe
Joe Shmoe
1 year ago

Hi Mr. Grey,
Just looked at the season half over. I wanna stomp my feet and call no fair because the part time “ballers” don’t have a chance to give up on their teams. I might have to, and beat the summer rush.

1. Laureano a drop for Haggerty?

2. Dobnak for Cy Young?

Have a good weekend!

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Joe Shmoe
1 year ago

1). I would make that drop. Crunch time, baby!

2). He’s been good! Somewhat lucky, but good!

Big Dog
Big Dog
1 year ago

Is Houser droppable now after his second disappointing outing in a row?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Big Dog
1 year ago

Probably…for who?

FireRobManfred
FireRobManfred
Reply to  Big Dog
1 year ago

I want to drop Houser, too, but oh boy are there no good arms available to replace him with. It’s like Tanaka or Maneaeaea or one of the 30 rookies that have been called up.

Marv
Marv
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limit of 20 moves/year

I’ve been approached by a team that is in sell off mode (for picks). Do you think I could use any of the following players (in order of who I was looking at):
R. Grichuk, G. Marquez (SP), B. Keller (SP), C. Mize (SP)

My team:
C – Y. Grandal
1B – A. Rizzo
2B – K. Marte
3B – E. Suarez
SS –T. Turner
CI –P. Goldschmidt
MI – D. Fletcher
LF – J.D. Martinez
CF – T. Hernandez
RF – C. Yelich
Util – I. Happ
BN – Y. Gurriel
BN – B. Nimmo
BN – D. Santana

SP – W. Buehler
SP – S. Gray
SP – A. Civale
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – A. Colome (RP)
P – D. Keuchel
P – C. Paddack
BN – C. Bassit
BN – C. Burnes
BN – K. Gausman
IL – C. Martinez (10-day)
IL – C. Smith (10-day)
IL – C. Kluber (60-day)
IL – J. Verlander (10-day)

Thanks bud
Marv

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Marv
1 year ago

Nah I don’t think any of them are worth paying for there

zombie
zombie
1 year ago

Commish Grey! A level headed, simple, unified resolution, Lothario! Now, daiquiris for everyone!! Considering stashing an IL’d arm pending activation. Which pitcher would you recommend stashing from a.) Urquidy, b.) C.Mart, or c.) Neither (here, “neither “should always be ‘c’) to help in a week or two (also known as the stretch run). But 2 weeks from now when either are likely activated, there will only be about 2 more weeks. Worth it? This whole fakakta season IS the damn stretch run! Exhausting.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  zombie
1 year ago

Probably neither…which healthy pitchers are available?

zombie
zombie
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
1 year ago

Thanks so much Donk. Available active considerations are slim, but include Fiers, B. Anderson, or wait on MacKenzie G. (redraft)? VERY few moves remaining in a limited move league. So, forced to hang onto struggling Howard, Heaney, Richards (grrrrr.), Houser longer than in the standard full season. Despite their recent struggles, these Razz faves are helping leading most league P categories. Consider swapping any of them, understanding that they’d likely be going down with the ship? Thanks again. Happy Friday!

Will
Will
1 year ago

“Buehler will be truant” – lol ISWYDT Grey

Cram It
Cram It
1 year ago

LOL @ Lux. At least they’re aware of him!

F Judge. Why do I have to work so hard at this?

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

Would you accept a trade of J. Baez and Yelich who are both struggling for Story?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Michael
1 year ago

I’d keep Story unless it a pretty deep league

Ben W
Ben W
1 year ago

Dominic Smith or Rafael Montero?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Ben W
1 year ago

Apples to oranges…what do you need?

Ben W
Ben W
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I could use the saves. Guy wanted Dozier. But I’m Dozier > Dom Smith

Dave D
Dave D
1 year ago

Good one on Machado, so true! Fortunately I do have one share. Im a little worried about Taijuan in his new park. Hopefully he’ll get more road starts as I really need him in one league still, especially with Kelly hitting the infirmary. Yeah, this trade deadline feels so weird. I hope you’re right about 2021. A lot of crap can happen between now and April.

Scooby
Scooby
1 year ago

You broke me with Marmaduke.

galica
galica
1 year ago

Grey!!!

Loved the report!

a. Poring over the boxscores as I do, I saw Richards’ start and thought how unlucky?? The guy walked 2 and allowed 4 hits in his 2/3 of an inning and all 6 baserunners came home to roost!! All inherited runners scored of course. Anyway, phantom injury coming Dicks’ way. To lament a little, ’cause I’m a consummate empath, I had Taylor Williams rostered for his 5-run blow up (he entered the game with the Ms having a 7-3 lead!!) – helped supremely by Altavilla’s blow-up! Dropping Williams as we speak, Hirano will probably take over and the Ms are kind of out of it so not really necessary to worry.

b. Start either or both of these guys tonight.

1. Heaney at home versus SEA (Margevicius)[SON loves at $28.3.]
2. McKenzie at STL (Ponce de Leon) [SON doesn’t love at -$2.9, but also Ponce de Leon is -$7.9 so the lesser of two evils equals maybe he can eke out a W.]

c. Have a nice weekend.

d. MLB quote of the day for August 28, 2020

‘You can be whoever you want to be, you just have to want it bad enough.’

Sparky Anderson

Cheers,
Ante

Donkey Teeth
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Reply to  galica
1 year ago

Yo Ante, I’d stream both.

galica
galica
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey!

I wish you the best all the time.

Thanks for the advice, man

Cheers,
Anre